13 September 2017

New features for labels and packaging in Harlequin from Global Graphics

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Visitors to Global Graphics (stand 9B17) will see a host of special features for digital labels and packaging printing in the Harlequin RIP®, some of which have been introduced during the past year as the company expands its portfolio of press vendors supplying this sector of the market.

New features include controls for deciding when to blend emulated spot colors with process colors for exceptionally accurate brand color matching, and extended controls over PDF layers so that optional content used in process control can be individually switched on or off, for example for example to print just cut and fold lines for lead-in sheets.

The Harlequin RIP transforms design and pre-press data into a format that can be printed and feeds that data to the inkjet print-head, toner marking engine or laser plate-setter press. It is highly tuned for performance, to produce the highest speed possible without compromising on print quality.

It includes rich support for spot colors, colorant sets beyond CMYK, overprinting, and variable data print optimization for processing batches of labels imposed together, serial numbers, track and trace and randomized versioning. It also includes halftone screening developed specifically for a variety of print technologies, including flexo and inkjet.

At Labelexpo Europe Global Graphics will also showcase an extended range of screening options for labels and packaging workflows that rewrite the rule book when it comes to addressing single pass inkjet output quality. The ScreenPro™ screening engine can be used in any label and packaging workflow alongside any RIP. Global Graphics’ screening technology has been developed from the ground up in response to press manufacturers’ concerns about image quality in single pass inkjet applications.

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